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Charles Nagel papers

Creator:
Nagel, Charles, 1899-1992  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Nagel & Dunn (Firm : St. Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (St. Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Yale University. Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Nagel, Anne, 1866-1951  Search this
Nagel, Charles, 1849-1940  Search this
Nagel, Charles, 1899-1992 -- American Furniture, 1650-1850  Search this
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966 -- Papers, ca. 1928-1966  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974  Search this
Wurster, William Wilson  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
ca. 1927-1992
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the papers consist of Nagel's files on his various positions and projects (ca. 3.3 ft), containing a variety of materials, including correspondence, writings, notes, art works, clippings, photographs and printed material. Also included are files pertaining to Nagel's father, lawyer and statesman Charles Nagel, and to his mother, Anne; and papers of and relating to Nagel's friend and associate, architect Victor Proetz (0.6 ft).
Nagel's files on positions and projects are arranged chronologically, and relate to: design projects while a student at Yale University, ca. 1926-1928; his struggle with career choices (mostly typescripts of letters to his father), ca. 1927-1931; his appointment to the Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts; commissions during his partnership in Nagel & Dunn (includes photographs of Fred Dunn, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and other designs); organizing the exhibit "Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today, 1950-1951," his publication American Furniture, 1650-1850, and other activities while director of the Brooklyn Museum, 1946-1955; his position as juror and secretary for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Competition and working with other jurors Fiske Kimball and William Wurster, and design winner, Eero Saarinen; the Independence National Historical Park Project, Philadelphia, Pa.; positions at the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo.; establishment of the National Portrait Gallery (includes photographs of staff, the building, exhibitions, and opening celebrations, 1964-1969, notably Chief Justice Earl Warren, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, and artist Peter Hurd); his emigration to Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mex.; and alterations and additions to St. Michael and All Angels Church in Cuernavaca, 1983. Included in several files are photographs of Nagel, his residences, and colleagues, and architectural drawings.
Files on his father contain honorary degrees and awards, photographs and printed material relating to the naming of a post office in his honor, St. Louis, Mo., and other events honoring him.
The papers of Victor Proetz, ca. 1928-1966 (ca. 0.6 ft), include obituaries; correspondence; a Last Will and Testament; a list of Proetz's commissions, 1934-1943; writings by Proetz and others; Proetz's "The Astonishment of Words," 1971, posthumously published; a scrapbook; exhibition announcements and catalogs; printed material; and photographs of Proetz and his designs for interiors and furniture.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; architect. Nagel was born in St. Louis, Mo. He attended Yale University, earning a B.A. in 1923, a B.A. in architecture in 1926 and M.F.A. in architecture in 1928. Upon graduation, he was employed at the firms of Jamieson & Spearl, and Hall & Proetz, St. Louis, and with Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, Abbott in Boston.
He taught art history at Yale, and served as curator of Decorative Arts at Yale's Gallery of Fine Arts, 1930-1936, returning to architecture with the firm Nagel & Dunn, St. Louis, from 1936-1942. His positions as museum director include the City Art Museum in St. Louis, 1942-1946 (acting) and 1955-1964; the Brooklyn Museum, 1946-1955; and the National Portrait Gallery, 1964-1969.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1994 by Lucie O. Nagel, widow of Charles Nagel. According to Mrs. Nagel, the material relating to Victor Proetz was given to Nagel by Proetz, who was a close friend and associate, and by the Proetz estate following his death in 1966.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Museum curators -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Architects -- Connecticut  Search this
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Architects -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- Missouri -- St.Louis  Search this
Interior decorators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Church architecture  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- United States
Architectural firms -- United States
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.nagechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9082fde7c-823c-466b-b5f1-7c18783eab94
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nagechar

Victor Hugo Proetz papers, [ca. 1930]-1965

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Subject:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Citation:
Victor Hugo Proetz papers, [ca. 1930]-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8953
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211140
AAA_collcode_proevict
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211140

Victor Proetz letters to Max Putzel, 1935 [and undated]

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Subject:
Putzel, Max  Search this
Place:
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Citation:
Victor Proetz letters to Max Putzel, 1935 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architecture -- Missouri -- Saint Louis  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6537
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215812
AAA_collcode_proevicl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215812

Margaret Paradise Spoor papers relating to Victor Proetz, circa 1930-1971

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Subject:
Spoor, Margaret Paradise  Search this
Citation:
Margaret Paradise Spoor papers relating to Victor Proetz, circa 1930-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15638
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282051
AAA_collcode_proevict2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_282051

Furniture for Joseph Pulitzer

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1937
Citation:
Victor Proetz. Furniture for Joseph Pulitzer, 1937. Charles Nagel papers, ca. 1927-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17306
See more items in:
Charles Nagel papers, ca. 1927-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17306

Victor Hugo Proetz papers

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Names:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) -- Designs and plans  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
5 Items (rolled docs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930]-1965
Scope and Contents:
Notebooks, card file, architectural plans, elevations, details, drawings, and designs for chairs, desks, cabinets, picture frames, etc. relating to Proetz's renovation of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Many of the designs and records pre-dating the renovation were evidently used by Proetz in the renovation.
Included are 7 notebooks, 1948-1955, recording work; ca. 280 photocopies of designs for furniture, fireplaces, lamps, and other accessories; a card file of American architects; and a file of drawings, notes, and photographs relating to work done for the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; drawings, ca. 1930-1960, including: architectural plans for the renovation; elevations, details, electrical layouts, and proposed furniture for the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hexter, and Joshua S. Cospen; and alterations and additions to the home of George D. Widener.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect, interior designer; New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. Proetz was a close friend and associate of the Charles Nagel, the first director of the National Portrait Gallery.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery 1977-1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Interior decorators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architects -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.proevict
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973d9aeb4-c5c4-4965-9b6f-c82d5f5b43ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-proevict

Margaret Paradise Spoor papers relating to Victor Proetz

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Names:
Spoor, Margaret Paradise  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930-1971
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, miscellany relating to Victor Proetz.
The bulk of the correspondence includes letters from Victor Proetz to his friends and family, most of which are addressed Peggy "Granny" Paradise and her daughter, Margaret Paradise Spoor. Writings include notes, word games and riddles by Proetz, his published books, "Architecture and Decorative Arts," "Milestones Under Water," and "Other Monticules," as well as his article, "Private Museums and The Virtue of Curiosity," published in Museum News. Printed material includes newspaper and magazines.
Biographical / Historical:
Victor Proetz (b. 1887 d. 1966) was an architect and interior designer; Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Margaret Paradise Spoor, a friend of Victor Proetz.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.proevict2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950f6939e-228c-463e-b15e-9520bd091230
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-proevict2

Victor Proetz letters to Max Putzel

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Names:
Putzel, Max  Search this
Extent:
13 Letters ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Place:
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Date:
1935 [and undated]
Scope and Contents:
Letters mostly concern an article that Proetz is preparing for House and Garden magazine about architecture in St. Louis. Proetz, writing from New Haven and New York City, writes to Putzel in St. Louis to ask Putzel to photograph architectural details for his proposed article. One letter includes thumbnail sketches and the location of doors, railings, and windows in St. Louis that are important to his article.
Biographical / Historical:
Proetz was an architect and interior designer; New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C.; Putzel, a newpaper reporter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and friend of Proetz.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Max Putzel.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Missouri -- Saint Louis  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.proevicl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d49d4ef7-1f29-4fa6-a82a-7e78a705060b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-proevicl

Architecture & decorative arts by Victor Proetz, with introduction and biographical note. City art museum, Saint Louis. August 19 to September 18, l944

Author:
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Nagel, Charles 1899-1992  Search this
Subject:
Proetz, Victor 1897-1966  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. 12 pl. on 6 l. 23 1/2 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
1944]
Call number:
NA737.P7S3x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183378

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